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this morning, stuck at sea. >> a fire cripples a carnival cruise ship now floating in the gulf of mexico. a tug boat is hours away. toilets brought back online overnight. february fury, extreme storms on the move. tornadoes tear across the south overnight rkts while the northeast zone gets rain today. $1 million man. the new reward and the nonstop search to find christopher dorn person a possible sighting overnight. that manhunt meant extra security at the grammys.
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it didn't dampen the celebration. we have all the highlights from backstage and the red carpet. and a good monday morning to you. that cruise ship, the carnival triumph was supposed to return to galveston today. >> its thousands of strand passengers won't get home before wednesday. we have just learned finally the toilets are working. thank god for small favors. >> the ship is wait farg tug boat to arrive in the next few hours. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: there are over 4200 people aboard the carnival triumph, a drift off the yucatan peninsula. >> carnival called me to tell me that there was a problem. that there was a fire in the engine room. and that the fire was contained.
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everything was all okay. they have no running water. they have no way to use the bathrooms. >> reporter: emergency generators are providing some electricity. but the ship has no propulsion. carnival cruise lines has said no one is hurt, there's plenty of food. but has urged guests to congregate in common areas and on the decks. a tug boat has been dispatched to tow the 900-foot boat back to land in case engineers can't fix the problem. >> we'll have the latest on the fate of the triumph later on. we move to another story. wild weather ripping through six states from texas to alabama. >> adds many as 15 tornadoes were spawned. the ominous twister was captured
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on cell phone video as it descended on the university of southern mississippi. >> it damaged hundreds of homes and ripped the roof off a building on campus. many trees were snapped in half and scattered around the streets. more than a dozen people were injured. no reports of any fatalities. hundreds of miles to the north, drivers across the upper midwest are facing a treacherous morning commute after getting clobbered by a foot of freezing snow and rain. hundreds of cars crashed on slick highways yesterday. near whiteout conditions in duluth. also snowplows and shovels are still working nonstop this morning to clean up from the monster gliz thartd pummeled the northeast over the weekend. >> over 40 inches of snow in hampt hampton, connecticut. this is what one woman saw when
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she opened her front door in nearby trumbull. >> reporter: this morning, cleanup continues across the northeast. it will take days to recover from this massive blizzard. >> it's horrible. when you do shovel your driveway, the plows come and put the snow back on to your drive way. >> reporter: eutility drews are trying to restore power. clearing snow-filled roads has been a difficult task. an army of plows worked on the long island expressway. at the height of the storm, some drivers had to abandon their cars. others spent the night on the roadway. >> i got through the night starting the car every 40 minutes, getting some heat. >> reporter: driving bans have been lifted. for many, it doesn't matter. snow has buried cars. >> what i'm going through at this moment is like hell. i wok in a nursing home in br k
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brooklyn. i had to tell them i cannot come in to work. >> reporter: in boston, school is closed today. >> we opened several community centers for kids to go to and parent, if they want, free of dharnlg. >> reporter: over 5,000 flights were canceled at the height of the storm. this monster blizzard, that brought some of the highest accumulations ever is blamed for at least 15 deaths in the northeast and canada. the governor of massachusetts says it could have been so much worse. >> considering the severity, the amount of wind, is amount of know, we got through this well. >> reporter: some roofs, already filled with snow, may not be able to withstand the extra weight. tahman bradley, abc news. let's take a look another today's forecast. the rain that tahman mentioned stretches all the way to the carolinas. freezing rain in new england.
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blustery with leftover snow in new england. evening snow from the rockies to the texas panhandle. >> 40s in the northeast. 20s in the twin cities and salt lake city. an alarming story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community believes the united states is a target of massive cyber espionage campaign. alts overnight, we learned two top navy submarine officers have been relieved of duty a month after an accident in the persian gulf. the per scope of the sub collided with a vessel on january 10th. a spokeswoman said the navy lost confidence in the men's leadership abilities. a special honor today at the whois. the medal of honor to former
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army staff sergeant clinton romesha. he's being honored for a battle that killed eight americans. he served two nours iraq. coming up, a region still on alert. >> the man hunt heating up overnight. familiarity "the pulse",the college student who is snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing.
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welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this
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morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past month. u.s. oil production is booming rite now. but oil futures are also rising. that's because of distribution problems in the u.s. l.a. is at the highest, $4.10 a gallon. a merge between american airlines and u.s. air ways is pekted this week. they would have 6500 flights day, and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines. but it would be run by the ceo of u.s. airways. the economy should shift into higher gear this year, but not right way. economists say consumer spending will be held back by government spending cuts and increased payroll tax. the fastest economic growth if three years, with unemployment falling and new jobs created.
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identity they have stole its way to the top of the box office. the comedy stars melissa mccarthy as a free-spending woman who destroys jason bateman's finances. warm bodies was second with $11.5 million. and side effects hat $10 million. major distillery is meeting demand by watering down its booze. it cannot produce mark's mark bourbon fast enough to meet demand. they'll lower it from 90 proof to 84. an official says it will taste the same and it's better than not being able to get the expensive bourbon at all. >> i'm a little disappointed in you, maker's mark. coming up next on this monday, revisiting the penn state scandal. the paterno family begins a campaign to restore the legacy
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another look now at the massive tornado, one of a reported 15 that have ripped through the south. cell phone cameras captured the powerful twister as it closed in on hattiesburg, mississippi. for the morning road conditions. slick roads from new england to the carolinas and along the gulf coast. a snowy ride around the dakotas. if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in new orleans, houston, atlanta, philly, new york, boston, and minneapolis. now to the search for former lapd officer and suspected
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killer christopher dorner. the lapd is spending special protection units to protect certain officers and their families. >> reporter: a tip on the possible sighting of former lapd officer christopher dorner led police to evacuate this lowe's on sunday. no sign of the suspected killer. now police are banding together to offer an incentive. >> collectively this group, led by my office, is posting a reward of $1 million for information that leads to mr. dorner's capture. >> reporter: the reward is high because the stakes are high. >> every dhat dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack, on either a uniformed police officer, or family of a police officer, is likely. >> reporter: police suspect the 33-year-old fugitive in a week-long reign of terror that
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left three people dead. in an onlynn manifesto, he promised war against the police and their families. >> if there is anything to what he says or anything new in what he brings up in his manifesto, we'll deal with it. we'll deal with it in a public way. >> reporter: police say they found camping gear and weapons in his burned out pup truk in the ski town of big bear. the size of the search party was downsized because the trail went cold. he's former mill care, a marksman and familiar with law enforcement tactics and techniques. the 34-year-old police officer killed in thursday's shooting will be buried in river said on wednesday. the widow of former penn state football coach joe paterno is coming out in defense of her
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husband. she says she was physically ill after hearing the sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach jerry sandusky. she deanies her husband helped cover up hsandusky's crimes to keep the football program going. american skier lindsey vonn's surgeon expecting her to make a full recovery after last week's wipeout in austria. she underwent surgery yesterday to repair torn knee ligaments. she also broke a bone in her leg. when the associated press men's basketball poll comes out today it's likely to have a new number one for the sixth straight week. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. the nuggets and celtics working triple overtime. denver's won nine straight,
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boston, six straight. 92-92. we're going overtime. under 30 seconds left in o.t., green knox down the three. tied at 99-99. under ten seconds left, pierce with the three, tied at 107-107. then, jason terry for three. the celtics win in triple overtime, 118-114. they've won seven in a row. a monster matchup in miami. lebron and the heat hosting kobe and the lakers. final seconds of the third quarter. lebron misses but gets it back and drains the three ball. heat up. fourth quarter, up to lebron. lebron james, 12 for 18 from the floor, finished with 32 points. he becomes the third flair nba history to score at least 30 points and shoot at least 60% from the field in five straight games. heat win it, 107-97.
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that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish. have great day. carnival season in new orleans is reaching the home stretch. plenty of parades. >> they were tossing the beads from elaborately designed floats yesterday. more today. two more parades, all ending on mardi gras. >> new orleans is a hard town to move away from, particularly this time of the year. it's hard not to be there. >> you visit often. >> i do. coming up next, "the pulse." we'll recap music's big night. plus, did any celebs ignore the warning to cover up. and a stunt to sneak into the super bowl. it seems to have worked. [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis,
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♪ tonight we are young well, how's that for a start to "the pulse" this morning. that is the song of the year, we are young, by the new york city-based group, fun. they were big winners at the grammys last night. >> they took home the best new artist grammy. some of the other winners last night, album of the year, mumford & sons for their album basketball. and gotye, somebody that i used to know won for best record. >> one of the most talked about performances this morning the justin timberlake himself. ♪ ♪ baby if we don't mind all the
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watching ♪ >> new track, suit, and tie, with jay-z and pusher love. in a performance broadcast in retro black and white. he sounds great as always. >> jennifer lopez chose to ignore the warning about not showing too much skin. she wore a shoulderer-bearing gown. i read the memo, she joked. >> i had no problem with that. no problem with it at all. some rules are meant to be broken. also, katy perry was taking a fashion risk in this seafoam green creation. it also showed off her svelte figure. it was inpyred by a 1970s era priscilla presley. >> that is a beautiful dress. >> yes, they are.
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>> it's a nice dress. everything was talking about what carrie underwood was wearing around her neck. $31 million worth of juls. she was practically dripping in dimsd. she was quick to share it was a necklace on loan. >> a lot of loot. not only justin bieber not nominated for a grammy. a youstream session he launched at the same time as the ceremonies crashed. >> things went better for the biebs on saturday night. he was the host and musical guest on "snl." he apologized for recently getting caught for smoking marijuana. and finally, two guys showing up the security operation at the super bowl. this one is no laughing matter. >> with video cameras strapped to their heads, we see the two students from savannah state university work their way into the super bowl. along the way, they tell guards
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and finally from us this monday morning, for the 137th time, the westminster kennel club dog show starts today. it's the super bowl and oscars for the dog love everies. >> we'll learn who is best in show tomorrow night. before then, plenty of pampering going on. as tanya rivera reports. >> reporter: get ready, everyone. new york is about to go to the dogs. 2700 tail-waggers will begin competing for best in show. >> welcome to the westminster dog show. >> it's like the oscars of dog shows. it's an honor to be here, whe whether you win or lose. >> reporter: the prep and pampering would make any girl jealous. >> my job is to greet the two-legged and four-legged guests for the show. and deal with the paparazzi. >> reporter: first the dogs work out. doing pilates.
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then a bath. before the blowout. and manicure. >> i have to bathe out his long ferting and blow-dry it straight. >> reporter: judy keeps the spa running smoothly. >> 100 bales of shavings. that's the minor logistics. >> reporter: then the kings and princess pooches can hit the paw mall for a little shopping and r and r before the big day. >> here we go. >> reporter: upholding the yearly tradition. >> the winner of the sporting group. >> reporter: that began before the lightbulb was invented. this year, 187 breeds will compete for best in group. on tuesday, to take the crown from last year's top dog -- >> best in show is the pekingese. >> it's great

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